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GW4 joins industry partners to develop ‘first of its kind’ supercomputer

GW4 Alliance, together with Cray Inc. and the Met Office, has been awarded £3m by EPSRC to deliver a new Tier 2 high performance computing (HPC) service for UK-based scientists. This unique new service, named ‘Isambard’ after the renowned Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, will provide multiple advanced architectures within the same system in order to enable evaluation and comparison across a diverse range of hardware platforms.

Molecular clocks will turn back time on what wiped out the dinosaurs

Scientists from our Milner Centre for Evolution have been awarded almost £1 million by the Leverhulme Trust to investigate the mass extinction event that wiped out the dinosaurs.

Expressions of Research exhibition

18-25 Jan in The Edge: Five artists work with five of our research centres in this fascinating exhibition

Student fencer is best of British after hitting number one spot

Sport & Exercise Science Masters student Tom Edwards has started 2017 on a high after rising to number one in the British Fencing epee rankings.

Ask-Me-Anything with AI researcher Joanna Bryson

Tech Crunch's Devin Coldewey says: "Bryson handles a good crop of questions from the Science Reddit with wonderful insight and humor, plus a knack for epigrams that sum the problem up in a new way that changes one’s perspective of Artificial Intelligence."

Why not have a go at using Skype for Business?

Skype for Business has just been rolled out across the University - use it for Instant Messaging, phone calls & remote meetings.

New van for STEM outreach activities

Our new van will support the delivery of outreach activities at schools, colleges & public engagement events

Ballet Intermediate Intensive starts tonight

Ballet Intermediate Intensive starts tonight

New Bath research answers questions on exercising to lose weight

Gentler exercise is just as good in helping people get healthier while losing weight as a tougher workout, according to new research by scientists from the University of Bath – providing the number of calories burned overall is the same. New findings published in the Physiological Reports journal by a Bath research team show that more demanding exercise does not in itself bring health benefits you cannot get from longer but more moderate activity, which may be more suitable for people who have traditionally been less active.

Emma Rich (Health) on how AI could help NHS - Conversation

Dr Emma Rich (Department for Health) talks about how artificial intelligence could provide some respite for the NHS in
The Conversation

Team Bath Racing Electric jolts into action

IMechE has interviewed our group of students who make up Team Bath Racing Electric.

Research to make crops more resilient to changing weather

Scientists from our Department of Biology & Biochemistry are part of a new five-year £4.4 million project to save brassica vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli and kale.

3D printing could transform future membrane technology

Researchers at the University of Bath suggest developments in 3D printing techniques could open the door to the advancement of membrane capabilities.

Open Access increase correlated with jump in Bath citation rates

More and more of our academic papers are open access and we are simultaneously seeing greater citation rates for our research, according to new analysis from our Library team.

Future of Labour in Scotland: New Statesman

Drs Sophie Whiting & David Moon (PoLIS) discuss a recent Fabian report on the future of the Labour party.

Eminent architect Keith Bradley awarded honorary degree

Keith Bradley has received an honorary degree from the University of Bath in recognition of his distinguished career in architectural practice.

Risk management in an increasingly risky world: 16 Feb, London

Join us for one of the University's 50th anniversary events with Rowan Douglas, CEO of Capital, Science and Policy Practice at Willis Towers Watson, the global advisory, broking and solutions company.

Bath staff, hon grads & alumni in New Year Honours list

Nine honorary graduates, two alumni, two current members of staff, and one former, were among those recognised in the Queen's New Year's Honours list

Automotive Professors awarded Research Medal

Professors Gary Hawley and Chris Brace have received the Vice-Chancellor’s Research Medal in recognition of their world-leading automotive research.

Full list of University of Bath staff, alumni and honorary graduates in 2017 New Year's Honours list

Nine honorary graduates, two alumni, two current members of staff, and one former, were among those recognised in the Queen's New Year's Honours list. They included the first athlete to run a four minute mile, an internationally-recognised photographer, an acclaimed military historian, one of the 'Gang of Four' politicians who set up the Social Democratic Party in the 1980s, a former Liberal Democrat minister and Gloucestershire MP, a broadcaster, the chief executive of the British Paralympic Association, and an explorer.

Locals needed to test online health guide

Could you help the Dept for Health trial a brand new online programme that gives insight into the human body?

Reddit Ask Me Anything with Prof Saiful Islam

Our very own Professor of Materials Chemistry will be answering questions around how we’re going to fuel the future

‘Molecular volume control’ may help combat tumours

A ‘molecular volume control’ may one day be used to manipulate enzyme activity in order control the development and treatment of cancer, according to research at the Universities of Dundee and Bath.

Local volunteers needed for study testing new online health programme

Researchers from the Department for Health are looking for people living in and around Bath to try out a brand new online programme that will give them new insights into how the human body works, and what impact different life events have on their wellbeing.

Scientists make plastic from Christmas trees

Scientists from our Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies (CSCT) have developed a renewable plastic from a chemical called pinene found in pine needles.

Honour for Bath social scientist Tess Ridge

One of the University’s leading social scientists and public policy experts has been recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list. Tess Ridge, Professor of Social Policy has been made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to social sciences.

OBE for Director of Finance and Commercial Services

Diane Aderyn, the University’s Director of Finance and Commercial Services, has been made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to Higher Education in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List.

New Year's Honours for Finance Director and top social scientist

The University’s Finance Director and one of its leading social scientists have been recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list. Diane Aderyn, Director of Finance and Commercial Services, and Tess Ridge, Professor of Social Policy and Deputy Head of the Department of Social & Policy Sciences, have both been made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE). Diane receives the award for services to higher education, Tess for services to social sciences.

Bigger brains outsmart harsh climates

Scientists from our Milner Centre for Evolution have shown that birds living in extreme climates have evolved larger brains.

Saiful Islam's Christmas lecture journey

Topping off a significant year for our researchers, watch Saiful Islam present the Ri Christmas Lectures

Maria Garcia (PoLIS) in podcast about 2016 & 2017: Conversation

Maria Garcia (PoLIS) was invited to take part in the final Anthill podcast of the year, which says goodbye to 2016 and looks ahead to some of the economic and political trends that will influence our lives over the next 12 months.

Government plans to tackle gender pay only superficial, experts warn

New regulations requiring companies to report pay gaps between men and women are potentially 'superficial' and will not necessarily tackle the complex reasons why females still have lower salaries, new research shows. Employers told researchers from the University of Bath and Exeter, and Cardiff University that the Government’s proposals would over-simplify issues, just advertise pay rates without giving context and may not benefit all female staff.

Liberalism can survive but it has to renew its social traditions

Professor Nick Pearce (IPR) wrote an article for the Financial Times this week on the breadth and resilience of liberalism and how it can be renewed by reaching back to the social liberal tradition.

Evolutionary developmental biology issue of RS journal

Emeritus Professor Cheryll Tickle and Dr Araxi Urrutia, from the Milner Centre for Evolution, have edited a special issue for the Royal Society's Philosophical Transactions B titled Evo-devo in the genomics era, and the origins of morphological diversity.

GW4 mock-panel training event

GW4 is offering Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) training on 27 Jan in Cardiff

Sports students display research ideas to VC in exhibition

Final year students from our BA (Hons) Sports & Social Sciences course shared their dissertation ideas and research methods at an exciting showcase event with the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell.

Prestigious award for Caroline Searle

Caroline, who works for Team Bath, has been recognised for services to sports journalism

Student puts scientific skills into practice at Burberry

Natural Sciences student Christian Woolf tells us how working at a British luxury fashion brand helped him develop personally and academically.

Funeral arrangements of Dr Robert Jones (formerly of Physics)

We regret to announce the death of Dr Robert Jones, a former member of the School (now Department) of Physics, on 7 December.

Phishing attempt: Please ignore and delete

We are getting reports of a phishing e-mail that has been sent to students and staff.